MARIN, Deltares Wrap Up Testing of Gravity Based Structures

first_imgTwo Dutch research institutes MARIN and Deltares have completed a test campaign addressing critical aspects of installation and transportation of gravity based structures (GBS).The test campaign was conducted as a part of the GBS WIND Joint Industry Project (GBS WIND JIP).By combining the expertise and laboratory facilities of MARIN and Deltares it has been possible to consider the full operation from port to fully ballast on the seabed.“We have created a truly unique data set which has given us a better understating of the dynamic behavior of gravity based structures during transportation and installation. We have been able to investigate phenomena such as Vortex Induced Motion (VIM) during installation and to improve our numerical models. Previously this has not been possible to this level of detail,” said Dr. Bo Terp Paulsen, project manager Deltares.In a next phase of the project, improved numerical models will be used to drive the simulators at MARIN, and tug captains can practice critical moments of the transportation and installation phases. This will give valuable feedback to the engineers and designers such that future foundations can be optimized for stability, as well as, safe marine operations, Deltares explained.The GBS WIND JIP was initiated by: MARIN, Deltares, ECN, Witteveen + Bos and Vuyk Engineering.The JIP is also supported by: Deme, Besix, Saipem, Jan de Nul, Statoil, Strukton, Bureau Veritas, ALP Maritieme and Monobase Wind.last_img read more

Brazil’s biggest favela seeks foreigner ban on virus fear

first_imgRocinha, Brazil’s largest favela thatwas home to about 70,000 people as of the latest census, is a geographic bowlwith brick homes covering its slopes and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Itsnarrow alleyways reduce airflow around homes packed tightly together and thepoor neighborhood, which lacks proper sewage, has a high incidence oftuberculosis. Locals are understandably keen to avoid the import of other airbornepathogens. With that in mind, Wallace Pereira daSilva, president of Rocinha’s residents’ association, says he delivered anofficial request on March 13 to the state tourism secretariat asking forforeigners to be banned from entering Rocinha. (AP) The Rocinha favela stands out from a hillside in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 16, 2020. Rocinha, Brazil’s largest favela, is home to about 70,000 people as of the latest census. APcenter_img RIO DE JANEIRO – Since the outbreak ofthe new coronavirus, nations have begun imposing travel restrictions andclosing their borders to contain the pandemic’s spread. The latest attempt toimpose controls involves a smaller territory: the hillside neighborhood ofRocinha in Rio de Janeiro.last_img read more

UWF Women’s Basketball releases 2007-2008 Schedule

first_img Share UWF Women’s Basketball releases 2007-2008 Schedule Sept. 4, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The UWF Women’s Basketball schedule is set for the upcoming year, with 14 home contests. The Argos will open with their annual “Tip-Off Classic,” in the UWF Fieldhouse on November 16th and 17th. Head Coach Shannan Bergen, who begins her 9th season as the Argos leader, claimed “this is a challenging schedule, but not overwhelming, and I believe we have the talent to achieve great success this season.”The Argos opening opponents in the tip-off classic are Florida Southern and Ouachita Baptist. The team will then travel to Russellville, Arkansas for a Thanksgiving tournament that includes a game against Arkansas Tech, who was ranked in the top 20 during last season. UWF will host a “Holiday Classic” on December 29th and 30th, in which they will play games against Henderson State and Arkansas-Monticello.On January 2nd, Southern Connecticut State, the reigning National Champions, will come to the UWF Fieldhouse for a 4:30 PM tip-off against the Argos. Southern Connecticut State will also play in the UWF Fieldhouse on January 1st against Delta State (ranked as high as 5th last year), in a neutral site contest hosted by the University of West Florida.The Argos will host rival Valdosta State on February 2nd, in a doubleheader with the Men’s teams. UWF and Valdosta State have been some combination of 1st and 2nd in the Gulf South East Division for three of the last five years, and this game could have first place implications as well. Overall, the conference is well balanced, and each Divisional Opponent will be played at home and on the road.The Argos conclude their home schedule with West Alabama visiting the Fieldhouse on February 25th. The Conference Tournament is set for March 5th – 8th in Southaven, Mississippi. The complete schedule is available on the Women’s Basketball link on goargos.com Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Closures for Veterans Day

first_imgStatewide—Anything government-owned, including the DMV and public libraries, is most likely going to be closed. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail Monday, and U.S. post offices are closed, as well.Banks are generally closed, although ATMs are always available if you need to deposit a check or get some cash.last_img

Austin frustrated by Barton red

first_img Barton was dismissed just 32 minutes into a crunch clash at the foot of the table having aimed a low blow at Tom Huddlestone. Players from both sides had clashed after Rangers debutant Darnell Furlong was penalised for a full-blooded challenge of Nikica Jelavic, but Barton’s decision to take a cheap shot at his opposite number was crass and unnecessary. Charlie Austin has vented his frustration at QPR captain Joey Barton’s costly sending off against Hull. “As one of the tallest trees, you catch the most wind,” he stated. “I won’t shy away from it. It’s a testament to the kind of person that I am that I’ve fronted up. I’ve made a mistake, I’m human and I’ll try my utmost to atone for it in whatever way that is. “I just felt we had a young kid, 19 years of age, making his debut. Really, senior pros shouldn’t be running over asking for him to be sent off. “I’m in a tough position to say this but you’ve got to have a bit more about you. If the boot was on the other foot, I wouldn’t be screaming for a 19-year-old kid from Hull to be sent off.” Hull’s deadline day signing N’Doye has gained most of the garlands for his last-gasp winner, his second goal in as many starts. But boss Steve Bruce made time to share the praise with Jelavic, who is the Tigers’ top Premier League goalscorer this season (with eight) and ever (with 12). “When we signed him (last January) he gave everyone a lift. He’s a goalscorer with a wonderful attitude,” said Bruce. “He’s a warrior, an old-fashioned type of individual. That makes him the player that he is. “It’s a great return considering he missed a couple of months as well. His goal was great technique. “When he got injured I don’t think we functioned without the number nine but with him back, and with N’Doye alongside him, they’re a handful, which we needed.” Barton insists he was only guilty of overdoing his defence of 19-year-old Furlong but after Hull bagged a vital 2-1 win courtesy of Dame N’Doye’s 89th minute header, his actions could have grave implications for QPR’s relegation battle. Austin typified the fighting spirit of the 10 men Barton left behind, levelling Jelavic’s opener with a fine header, but he could not hide his disappointment at his team-mate’s ninth career red card. “I think he just went over to protect Darnell but it’s a silly sending off,” said the 14-goal forward. “It’s kind of cost us the game. He’s the villain and rightly so for getting sent off. He’s got to deal with it. “He’s going to miss the next three games and he’s an important player for us, he’s our captain. “He’s just held his hands up and said sorry…There’s only so many times you can say sorry. We move on now, we’ve got a squad and that’s the main thing.” Barton took to Twitter immediately after the match apologising to fans and players alike, and later gave an expanded account of his latest moment of madness. The 32-year-old riffed on his reputation for dabbling in cod-philosophy with a proverb about trees that appeared to suggest his past indiscretions had counted against him, and also took a dim view on Hull’s part in the incident. Press Associationlast_img read more

Aigbogun Denies Flying Eagles Final Squad for All Africa Games …

first_imgFlying Eagles Coach Paul Aigbogun has denied he has released a final squad list for the forthcoming All Africa Games in Morocco.This denial came on the heels of an announcement by the team’s spokesman, Andrew Randa, of a final squad for the continental games.“That is not our list. I did not release any list,” dismissed Aigbogun. Paul Aigbogun The perplexed coach added, “How can I release any list when we just assembled in camp?“For instance, there’s a player there by name Solomon (Ogberahwe). He is not in camp, the last I heard, he had traveled to Sweden. How can I include such a player on the list?“I don’t know who is responsible for that falsehood or what they stand to gain.“Fine, the bulk of players on the list might make the list as they are in camp, but to be candid, that is not the original list.“With time Nigerians will get to see the final and authentic list after we have had days of active preparation.”The coach informed SCORENigeria the Flying Eagles will play test matches in the new week in Abuja. In the list in circulation now refuted by Aigbogun were the quartet of Success Makanjuola, Chinonso Emeka, Peter Eletu and Detan Ogundare who are regulars in the Flying Eagles.Makanjuola, Chinonso and Ogundare were part of the world squad in Poland while Zaruma was part of the team that finished fourth in the U-20 AFCON in Niger Republic earlier this year.Nigeria will face hosts Morocco, South Africa and Burkina Faso in Group A of the male event of the All Africa Games which the U-20 grade level will participate in for the first time.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) took the decision to allow the seven teams that participated in the U-20 AFCON together with host Morocco to make up the eight teams for the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

FIFA U-17 WWC Qualifiers: Black Maidens beat Liberia 2-0 in first leg

first_imgTwo second half goals from Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah and Salamatu Abdulai got Ghana’s Black Maidens off to a winning start in their 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying match against Liberia in Monrovia.After a goalless first half, Baba Nuhu Mallam’s girls broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute when Serwaa Amponsah converted from a free-kick before Abdulai added the second in the 83rd minute with a neat finish into the far corner to wrap up the win inside the Antoinette Tubman Sports Stadium on Sunday.The Black Maidens looked a bit jittery in the opening half which ended barren.Nonetheless, the Ghana U-17 side gathered enough courage in the second half to make a meaningful impact.Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute through a direct free-kick after Captain Basira Alhassan was fouled close to the 18-yard box.Ghana got its second goal in the 83rd minute when substitute Mafia Nyame laid a tailor measured pass to Salamatu Abdulai who placed the ball at the far corner of the post.The Black Maidens return home beaming with confidence ahead of the second leg which will be played in Ghana in two weeks’ time.The team is expected to arrive in Accra on Monday to continue preparations for their remaining matches.last_img read more

Emmanuel Dasoberi impressed with rehabilitation work at Dawu

first_imgClub licensing manager Emmanuel Dasoberi is impressed with the level of development at the Dawu Park ahead of  the Premier League season.This comes on the back of plans of newly promoted Dreams FC to re-commission the park after months of renovation. The team will play a friendly with Hearts of Oak at the new venue. Club licensing manager ,Emmanuel Dasoberi, who inspected the venue ahead of the start of the league has lauded management of the club for a good job done.“They are growing the grass there, it is coming out there you can see green,” he told Joy Sports“They are doing the dressing room and painting the whole place and it is nice.” “I am very impressed with the development.”This is the first time in about a decade that venue will be used for premier league matches.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Timofey Mozgov to miss Lakers game vs. Hawks with eye injury

first_imgATLANTA — It turns out Lakers center Timofey Mozgov suffered a knockout punch in what Lakers coach Luke Walton called a “heavyweight fight.”Mozgov will sit out when the Lakers (1-3) visit the Atlanta Hawks (3-0) on Wednesday at Philips Arena because of a left eye contusion. Mozgov received a CT scan on Wednesday morning to determine if he suffered an orbital fracture after being poked in the left eye during Tuesday’s loss in Indiana. The Lakers were waiting on the results Wednesday morning.Mozgov suffered a laceration in his mouth with 9:44 left in the third quarter from an inadvertent elbow from Pacers guard Jeff Teague. After receiving four stitches to close a gap on his lip, Mozgov returned with 3:59 left in the quarter. Mozgov then got poked in his left eye after Indiana forward Lavoy Allen fouled him. Mozgovleft the game for good with 2:36 left in the third period.Mozgov’s left eye appeared swollen as he spoke to reporters after the game. “I can see,” Mozgov said. “But it’s not regular.”It’s not clear who will start in Mozgov’s place. Candidates could include Tarik Black or Ivica Zubac. Walton could also revert to a small lineup by featuring Julius Randle or Larry Nance Jr. at the center position. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Trafalgar Halloween 2013

first_imgThere was something a little out of the norm happening at Trafalgar Middle School Thursday as a bunch of scary characters showed up for class.It was a Halloween for the ages at the Uphill-based school.Mallard’s Source for sport would like to salute all the students who made Halloween 2013 at Trafalgar just a little more enjoyable with Team of the Week accolades.last_img